What is Probate?

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Are you frustrated or confused with the legal process after a loved one Dies?

In very general terms, probate is the legal process that happens after a person dies in order to transfer assets to rightful beneficiaries and pay lawful creditors.

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Probate is a complicated process for anyone to try to handle without an attorney. This is because dealing with a probate court is not something that is common knowledge, and having to handle complicated legal matters while grieving the loss of a loved one is exceptionally agonizing.

The Las Vegas probate attorneys at Stovall and Associates will ensure families and others experiencing probate are well informed, and experience no stress while providing value and efficiency.

Our experienced Las Vegas probate attorneys can help guide you through the probate process to understand which steps are necessary. Our lawyers and staff will be with you through this difficult process every step of the way. Schedule your FREE 15 minute consultation here!

If you are facing probate on property, money or belongings, an attorney can be a great benefit to help navigate around issues that could arise. We offer a Free Consultation to answer any initial questions you may have. 

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What property passes through probate?

Only certain property passes through probate. This means that certain assets that the decedent owned before death do not become part of the probate estate. Non-probate assets pass to another person by operation of law or under the terms of a contract.

For example, if a couple owns a house in "joint tenancy with a right of survivorship" (this means that when one spouse dies, the deceased spouse's share passes automatically to the living spouse), that house does not have to go through probate. Other property, like life insurance and retirement accounts, pass to the beneficiary who the decedent chose to receive the benefits when the decedent was living.

When handling a probate matter a person may deal with:

  • Family members of decedent
  • Creditors of the decedent
  • Potential and actual heirs
  • A surviving spouse of the decedent
  • Opposing attorneys
  • A judge

Due to the plethora of laws and individuals involved in a Nevada probate process, it it is best to hire an experienced attorney to assist with the court process. In most instances, attorneys fees are paid by the estate, meaning you will not have to spend your own money to handle a deceased individual's probate in Nevada.

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Stovall and Associates has been in Las Vegas for over four decades and has handled thousands of probate cases. Sitting down with us will empower you to feel 100% confident that you have the right team to fit with your unique asset profile, family dynamics, and budget. Schedule your appointment today to get started.

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Our attorneys have the expertise to assist with:

  • Probate
  • Wills and Will Disputes
  • Trusts and Trust Disputes
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianship and Guardianship Disputes
  • Liability of Guardians
  • Trustees and Administrators
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Litigation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

Firm Background

Stovall & Associates brings over four decades of trial lawyer experience to every case.

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Still unsure if we're the right option? No worries. Give us a call to set up a free consultation. We'll take a look at your case and tell you what we think your best options are. If that includes hiring us, great. If not, we'll use our extensive knowledge of the legal community to set you up with an attorney who gives you the best chance to win.